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AlwaysBeenASaver

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What I miss most after FIRE
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:54:52 PM »
I'm 4 1/2 months post-FIRE and what I miss most is the planning financially for FIRE. I realized today that I really miss the spreadsheets, calculations, planning for withdraws, checking numbers, calculating "what-if" scenarios, and so on. I'm of course enjoying no alarm clock/commute/boss, working on my own projects, doing the things I want to with my time, but I really do miss "messing with numbers."

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 02:57:06 AM »
Start a small advising business for people that want to FIRE!

You'll get to help them do their calculations and also need to rebalance your situation with the extra income :P

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 04:28:22 AM »
Surely you can keep tweaking your spreadsheet with actual versus planned outcomes and produce new projections as required. Well, that's what I do with mine so I still get my fix!

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 07:37:21 AM »
I agree.. there is always a new way to calculate and end of the world scenario that you can lie awake and worry about..:)

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 11:50:24 AM »
I think I'll miss the paycheck!  Never been too interested in spreadsheets, but I have  become pretty accustomed to watching my stache steadily grow.

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 08:13:30 PM »
Hmm that's interesting.   I get it.  Not FIREd, but I do love tinkering with the numbers & watching the stash grow.

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2015, 05:50:24 PM »
The pleasure is in the chase! Well, I hope that's not entirely true...

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 11:16:53 PM »
I'm 4 1/2 months post-FIRE and what I miss most is the planning financially for FIRE. I realized today that I really miss the spreadsheets, calculations, planning for withdraws, checking numbers, calculating "what-if" scenarios, and so on. I'm of course enjoying no alarm clock/commute/boss, working on my own projects, doing the things I want to with my time, but I really do miss "messing with numbers."

Sounds like you have an itch that you can't scratch.

Reminds me of when I switched from Microsoft to Linux. No more anti-virus updates, scans, and defrag. For a year or so I was nagged by the feeling that I was forgetting something.

Then it became the new, and better, normal.

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 11:23:55 PM »
Must agree, I'm not FIRE, but pretty much running on auto-pilot now. I also run a local forum, so when someone comes with a real world example I get so excited running the numbers for them!

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 05:13:22 AM »
Now that I'm retired I find that I kind of miss my job and the people I worked with!  The problem is that the reason I retired was because the work load was so bad, but if the conditions had been ideal, I would have stayed because it was such interesting work (microbiology). 

I am still trying to develop a routine because I tend to spend a lot of time online which I feel is kind of a waste of time.  I have been making sure that I at least accomplish something everyday such as organizing my house and getting rid of stuff, but I could be working a little harder.  I didn't have a problem in the summer as my garden kept me really busy, but now that it is going into winter, I have less things to do.

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Re: What I miss most after FIRE
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 05:55:24 AM »
Haven't found something to miss yet, but I'll keep my eyes open.  :)
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